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Historic Areas of Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul Small-Group Walking Tour: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace...
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Istanbul City Tour with Bosphorus Strait Sightseeing Cruise
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“blue mosque” (907 reviews)
“grand bazaar” (539 reviews)
“hagia sophia” (428 reviews)
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Istanbul, Turkey
Sultanahmet
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"blue mosque"
in 907 reviews
"grand bazaar"
in 539 reviews
"hagia sophia"
in 428 reviews
"old city"
in 281 reviews
"within walking distance"
in 112 reviews
"basilica cistern"
in 212 reviews
"spice market"
in 189 reviews
"every corner"
in 71 reviews
"galata tower"
in 167 reviews
"amazing city"
in 70 reviews
"turkey"
in 237 reviews
"golden horn"
in 100 reviews
"taksim square"
in 68 reviews
"ottoman empire"
in 65 reviews
"history"
in 1,216 reviews
"sites"
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"bosphorus"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When I first booked Istanbul for my birthday trip, 9 out of 10 people would tell me to "be careful". I believe that most of these opinion were from an uncultured and Islamophobic Perspective. True it did worry me however I am confident to inform...More

4  Thank Tan T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Topkapi Palace is one of the best places to see in Istanbul , try to visit this palace on Wednesday as you will get to see the Ottoman band playing live before your eyes, the museum is fabulous , not forget The Ottomans ruled for...More

2  Thank toneme007
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wherever you come from, you will definitely enjoy the historic areas of Istanbul, it is fascinating and sometimes, beyond compare.

1  Thank azam s
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You are walking in the footsteps of thousands of years of history but it gets very busy, expect long lines at all major sites.I would advise the purchase of a museum pass this gives you entry to most sites and no waiting in line

2  Thank John M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

no doubt Istanbul can be one of the beautiful cities in the world and absolutely historical attestations have the main role for this subject . there are fantastic attractions that you like to visit again and again , any time that i have a trip...More

1  Thank MohammadNejad
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take advantage of spring weather and fewer visitors in Istanbul during the month of April. It is an amazing adventure spiritually and emotionally. The sites are overwhelming at times, and it is a humbling experience to visit places 25 centuries old! I'm so glad I...More

2  Thank Rana W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Close to nearly everything, walking from two to thirty minutes . Only dolmabahce needed a team ride. I would go back next week

1  Thank greg-sherborne
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is so much to see in Istanbul the historic sites are awe inspiring. We walked around the streets but had a guide to help with all the ticketing and queues worked a treat quick entry at every venue.. The Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque...More

1  Thank jim e
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For me, as an Iranian, they are beautiful and delightful in terms of the beauty and glory of these historic sites, but I am sorry why the ancient, cultural and ancient sites in Iran are not attended.

Thank arash1389
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some places were closed for restoration work out of season but we saw most of the major sites Local visitors were in greater number than tourists Long queues made a guide worthwhile through Istanbul Walks

Thank EJGT
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Nearby
Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
...More
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adnandobai1
8 April 2018|
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Response from Chasing-history | Reviewed this property |
Hi . As you are traveling with children I recommend that you base your self in the old part of the city preferably in the Sultanahmet area as most of the sights are within walking distance and there are a wide variety of... More
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aza2
14 November 2017|
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Response from mabel m | Reviewed this property |
I really cannot tell you about the weather in March. You can check it on the google. I don’t think it would be crowded in March. Have an enjoyable trip
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baharrriii
2 September 2017|
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Response from Erkan S | Reviewed this property |
There are trendy and relatively expensive nightclubs by Bosphorus. Trendy clubs/ bars in Kadıköy (Anatolian side) Trendy bars and cafes in Karaköy (close to Galata) and still some good places you can find in Taksim.
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